Fridays were always pizza night in our home! Regardless what age your children are, pizza is a great meal at the end of a long week. It makes things fun, social, and well, everyone loves pizza. Once my kids became teens it was a strategy to ensure my teens would want to spend time with us and often would invite their friends. Pizza is interactive with everyone getting their hands dirty while pitching in and a sneaky way to get veggies into our kids. Often we made individual pizzas so everyone could make their own and if you have sliced veggies available they will put them on their pizzas because building your own is fun! It wasn’t until later in life that I came up with this butternut squash pizza.
YES, you read that right! This has become a top sell at my restaurant and all three of my adult children, including my husband love this one. I was determined to find a way to get people to enjoy squash, one of the Indigenous heritage “Three Sisters” (beans, corn, squash). It’s one of the most versatile, underused superfood in the world! There are many different kinds of squashes and I grow several varieties in my garden. They are a true Canadian vegetable and one of the easiest to plant and grow. I had to prove that this humble vegetable could be a star, and for this recipe I chose butternut squash. Bannock crust has a different, unique, yet soft texture and is a blank canvas for any kind of pizza!
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